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berlin. sharing the burden germany pressures other eu nations to take in more refugees. chancellor angela merkel calls the influx of taking and allocated an additional 6 billion euros in emergency funds. britain says that they will open their doors more in the coming years. france says that they are working to except that additional 24,000. also on the show, turkey vows
retaliation after an ambush by kurdish pkk rebels. street clashes as well in southeast turkey as tensions escalate. and walking the picket lines rather than taking to the skies, lufthansa pilots are at it yet again. if you are taking a long flight on tuesday, you had better check your flight. ♪ >> it's good to have you with us. the german government is putting its money where its mouth is. chancellor angela merkel's government pledged 6 billion euros to accommodate a record number of euros crossing its borders. nearly 20,000 refugees arrived this past weekend alone. a number that the chancellor today described as breathtaking. merkel added that a european,
not just german, response is needed. this as the influx of people shows no end in site. >> thousands more asylum-seekers are expected to arrive today, just past the estimated 800,000 that the government says will come to germany this year. big came up with the most comprehensive plan yet to deal with the new arrivals. >> what we are now going to resulting that our country will continue to deal with over the next few years and it will change our country. we want this to be a change for the better and we believe that we can do it. >> the german federal government will provide an additional 6 billion euros for the exception of asylum seekers. applications are to be processed more quickly the before. more countries of origin are to be declared safe. and the new arrivals are to be distributed more evenly across europe, possibly the greatest challenge.
>> of course we can cope with taking in and accommodating and integrating 800,000 refugees this year, but it is also clear to everyone that we cannot repeat this every year. we need a different european refugee policy. >> that may mean increasing the pressure on countries that have refused to take in a silent seekers. the opposition green party is pleased that the coalition government is finally taking action. >> at think it is good that germany has come together in this difficult situation. we politicians are learning from the people in following their lead. >> he is referring to the many people for helping and welcoming newly arrived asylum-seekers. chancellor merkel has also welcomed those asylum-seekers. coping with what she calls the greatest challenge since unification will only be possible with continued public
support. >> other western european countries are opening their doors more. france and britain joined in an significantly raising the number of people to be granted shelter. this despite the british prime minister's earlier refusal to join an eu wide quota system. >> the prime minister said the 20,000 more syrians would begin in shelter in britain over the next five years, putting it out as a gesture of support in the face of a huge problem. >> this will continue to show that this is a country of extraordinary compassion, always standing up for our values and helping those in need. >> at a news conference in paris, francois hollande said that his country would take in 4000 refugees over the next four years. >> histories marked with generations of refugees and
asylum who have come here to make france with us. the right to asylum is a fundamental aspect of our institutions and written in the preamble to our constitution. every person, persecuted because of their actions, has the right to freedom and asylum in the territory of the french republic. >> in the meantime, both paris and london are driving forward efforts to end the civil war in syria, which they see as the root cause of the crisis. paul britton carries out an airstrike on militants in syria, francois hollande announced that reconnaissance flights would begin on tuesday. >> all right, let's pull in our correspondent, naomi conrad, on the story for us in berlin. we are talking about almost one million people coming to germany this year alone.
6 billion euros being allocated for them. where is that money coming from? is it going to be enough? >> these are federal funds we are talking about, obviously. a very big number and a very big influx of refugees to deal with. whether or not the money is enough, we can only speculate. a lot depends on developments in the region on how many refugees come in the coming months and years. we have to remember that this comes with a raft of other measures. we heard about them earlier. such as speeding up asylum procedures for those from the balkans. even more generally for syrian refugees. there is also a realization here that more has to be done to help the neighboring countries around syria who are bearing the brunt of the refugee crisis and hosting more than europe at this point. >> the word neighbor is a buzzword right now. britain and france, stepping up to the plate.
what about eastern european countries? they are very reluctant to do more. is pressure being put on them to do more? >> they are indeed very reluctant. even countries like slovakia, which said they only want to take in christian refugees, which is obviously not acceptable in europe. we can only guess what kind of pressure is going on behind the scenes right now. but when you talk to parliamentarians and brussels, they are not hopeful that they will be able to put through what's coming through on wednesday. many parliamentarians say that there may be a kind of opt out for the countries. that is the information leaking from brussels at the moment. some may be able to opt out of taking in more refugees. this is obviously aimed at certain european countries.
they would then have to pay into european solidarity fund that would be used to say run these reception centers that people have been talking about in southern europe. i'm sure a lot of pressure is being put on at this point, but we will have to wait and see. >> time will certainly tell. naomi, thank you very much. now to that deadly new milestone in the widening conflict between turkey and kurdish rebels. kurdish rebels killed 16 turkish soldiers in an attack, turkey has responded with airstrikes. the rebels enjoy support in the turkish east, where many kurdish people live. >> military convoy is bombed in southeast turkey. it is one of the worst escalations in two months of conflict between the turkish government and the kurdish party. two armored vehicles were targeted.
they have now cordoned off much of the area, but fighting goes on. in response to the attack, turkish military helicopters and fighter jets have been bombing pkk targets. the army is saying that they have killed many fighters. >> we will respond in a targeted and even more determined manner. >> the ongoing conflict between the government and the pkk has divided turkish society. the split became clear when conservative members of the party try to storm the offices of turkeys largest daily newspaper. they shattered windows. police had to intervene. those supporters were angered by a tweet that the paper sent out that they said indirectly accused the president of indirectly stoking the conflict and improving his chances of winning the next election.
>> the deadliest attacks since turkey launch these efforts back in july. let's pull in dorian jones, our correspondent in istanbul. when we talk about escalation, just how bad is the situation right now? >> this will be seen as a major escalation in this deepening conflict since the collapse of the cease-fire in july. it was an organized, sophisticated attack it appeared to have destroyed two of the turkish army's most well protected armored vehicles. this comes in spite of the turkish military launching major offenses across the southeast, creating 120 security zones that are basically no go areas. despite all of these efforts, the pkk have made it clear that they can further escalate their attacks against the turkish military. >> does this attack damage the
president's image, given that we have fresh elections around the corner? >> it is putting the president in a very difficult position. the party attacked the president, saying that he was losing control, while the pro-kurdish party are claiming that the president manufactured this renewal of fighting in a bid for his ak party to win the next election to be held on november the first. the fact that they lost their majority in parliament was a success of the pro-kurdish party. this renewal of fighting, the opposition say, is an attempt to marginalize the pro-kurdish party while at the same time garner kurdish nationalist votes. very worrying for the president. it seems the claims by the main opposition do seem to be echoed
within why sect jens -- wide sections of society. much of the anger is not against the pkk, but against the president. >> thank you very much, as always. let's catch up with some of the other stories making headlines around the world right now. angry scenes at the funeral of the mother of a palestinian infant killed in an arson attack in west bank in july. she died at the tel aviv hospital. the attack by suspected jewish extremist also killed her husbad, who died from his injuries last month. hundreds of schoolgirls have been taken to a hospital with gas poisoning in an afghan prosody -- province. the islamists who attacked opposed education for girls. and results of been rejected from the mexican government's probe into 43 missing students. experts say that the students
were not killed and bodies earned, as the official version would have it. they point to the official involvement of mexican security forces in the case. the mexican government says that they are standing by their version of the event. a fire stunned the people here, take a look at this. this is a bright light across a bright light across the bright blue sky. unbelievable. scientists believe that it was a meteor that burned up in the earth's atmosphere. no damage was reported. now, an astounding argument in a discovery that has been dubbed super henge. poor thing its world-famous neighbor, stonehenge. ground penetrating radar is getting the credit for what is being touted as a fantastic finding. >> stonehenge, a prehistoric treasure that is in english icon, but a few kilometers from here a new site held an around
for thousands of years could wharf the famous landmark. 100 standing stones library here. the discovery is the culmination of a five-year stonehenge hidden landscape project. this computer graphic shows what the stones may have looked like. >> at least 30 to 40 are still there. they have been pushed over with a massive back placed on top of them. these have just been hidden, lost to archaeology and history. we have just found them again. >> researchers used high-tech, ground penetrating radar to build a picture of the three meter to four meter high stones lying beneath the earth. this so-called super henge they have been erected by the same people who built stonehenge. while it is likely to have been a ritual structure, its purpose, like its famous neighbor, for
the time being remains a mystery. >> stonehenge on steroids. all right, you are watching "dw news." flying tomorrow? get ready for more greek. pilots will be striking. we will tell you which flights will be hardest hit. that story and more, including business news. stick around, we are back in one minute. ♪ >> when i organize a party, it's a real party. there is no rubbish hanging about. everyone writes on their own cup and then we party. you know what? the great thing is you know her name. ♪
>> if you would like to study in germany and still have lots of questions, you will find all the need to know about studying in germany here. information on courses, admission requirements, confirmations, cost, and much more -- qualifications, cost, and much more. the first port of call for anyone interested in studying in germany. >> a good to have you back with us here on "dw news," live from berlin. our top stories at this hour, german chancellor angela merkel is using a mechanism to distribute migrants across europe. britain has bowed to take in more in the coming months. the french president aland -- president francois hollande says he will allow more as well.
one day after an ambush in turkey by the pkk that claimed the lives of two soldiers. there were two more today. violence has flared across southeast turkey as tensions escalate. time to shift gears now and talk about is this headlines. to do that, i will hand you over to gerhard. september and in the united states that marks labor day. it was made a legal holiday over 120 years ago as the government tried to repair ties with the u.s. labor force. it was very strained based on the protest of labor -- railroad workers. president barack obama said today that moore had to be done for workers, like allowing sick leave. >> if you are sick and have to take a day off work, the united states is probably not the ideal place for you.
it is one of the world's few high income countries that do not hire paid sick leave for employees. president barack obama has not quite managed to change that, but in a labor day speech he said he is doing what he can. president obama: fortunately only congress can give this power to all americans, but where i can act, i will. and i just did. as we were flying over here i signed a new executive order allowing federal contractors to allow employees who earn -- work on our contracts to have up to seven paid sick days per year. >> the white house says that the order will affect 300,000 people. over 40 million private-sector workers do not have access to paid sick leave. obama has urged congress to pass a law urging all businesses with 15 or more employees up to seven paid sick days each year. this comes as the u.s. braces itself for next year's presidential elections.
where support from unions and organized labor will be critical for obama's democratic party. >> we stay on the subject come if you will. if you are planning to fly with lufthansa on tuesday, you had better prepare for the brace position now. the pilots are going on strike. again. knocking out half of the long-haul services, cargo flights will also remain grounded. the pilot union said that they will extend the strike the wednesday, when they will ground domestic and medium-range services. here is more. >> tuesday's walkout might only the beginning. they are threatening to strike every week until the end of the year if they do not get their way. this could mean a long, expensive dispute for lufthansa and chaos for passengers.
>> we see ourselves as a company that brings passengers to their destination, safely and on time. >> but that means that pilots can no longer be given the comparatively good contract that they have been used to. so, they are going on strike in protest. >> we have already made a compromise offer. a package worth over 500 million euros. the dons a is not -- lufthansa is not interested in this money, though. so, a package solution is impossible. >> lufthansa wants to reduce its payroll. those costs currently represent 23% of their budget. klm devotes a greater percentage to payroll, but this is the exception. most competitors and the much
smaller percent of their operating budgets on labor. although the lufthansa ceo says that this has been a great summer for the airline, he remains firm in wanting to reduce payroll costs by creating a new budget subsidiary. the plan is maybe -- meeting resistance from pilots and other employees as well. >> the eu is giving european fathers and extra 5 million euros in aid to help contract against a sharp drop in milk and cheese prices. up to 6000 farmers with hundreds of tractors blocked streets in brussels to vent their frustrations. >> angry farmers besieged brussels. thousands from across the 28 nation bloc converged on the headquarters. the area has largely been barricaded, but farmers have their own way of showing anger
over high taxes and falling vices. >> dairy farmers are really angry over the low prices. they cannot go on like this. >> quotas were abolished -- set up in april -- abolished in april. they can sell as much as they want, but it has caused prices to tumble. >> this is a really small number. really small. this is the most important degrees with, right now. -- reason, right now. >> supporters are debating how to do so without excessive target protection. >> the old quota system was not helpful during the crisis in 2008 in 2009. he should not be discussing a
return. in the top of that the commission has repaired a room -- robust response. >> back to brent. >> turkey has donated a tough blow to the netherlands. there hopes of reaching next year's tournament fading after the 3-0 loss to turkey. they hoped for the game to go their way in order to preserve any hope of qualifying. spectators in austria, a stop on the air race circuit, were treated to high drama as they looked to the sky. and first of all, he waved and
tried this way into the lead to declare his first ever win. try that at home. >> a returning story in the european migrant crisis. we want to step back a moment sitter the volunteers. countless folks across germany and europe taking time to welcome the huddled masses in their time of need. the only payoff? a smile of gratitude. here is a look at regular folks making a difference. >> there are people who have to be here for days. people who are sick or even disabled. who have been injured by.
no one respected their welfare. >> it could have started at volunteers with help associations dividing over 1000 refugees per day with food, clothes, and blankets. for weeks the city was not helping. refugees arriving here are wired to register with the authorities. that means taking and i'm -- taking and are not involved with any number of task. >> i moved for the first time to be here with the refugees. we have to do this. we are in a country doing well.
>> they are coming more personal . >> it is really important and you do it you can, like those here isn't. and these organizations has to shut and several of the collapsed from dehydration. they've been filling cups of water here every day for the last three week. >> it would be a disaster without the help. people are not being taken care of. >> which angers many volunteers. they know the backgrounds of the refugees. many have even taken in a
refugee at home. >> you hear the same story every day. so many new faces day and again. and these musicians has shown up at the concert. >> you can't just give material things. music for the soul. -- is for the sole. as our hat goes off to all of those volunteers. i will see you again at the top of the hour. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] ♪